GoodSAM is a social enterprise set up to work with ambulance and pre-hospital services to enable qualified bystanders to provide life saving care in emergencies. Their mission is to save people’s lives.
Operating Internationally, GoodSAM (Good Smartphone Activated Medics) is the world’s most advanced emergency alerting platform. The app allows alerters to dial the emergency services, and at the same time notify nearby medically qualified responders of a medical emergency. By alerting responders of an emergency, GoodSAM connects those in need with those who have the skills to provide critical help before the emergency services arrive.
The app is free and available for available for android, windows and iOS. It can currently be activated in parts of Europe, North America and Australia so may be worth downloading before your next holiday! It will soon be integrating with the North West Ambulance Service which means their IT will automatically check to see if a GoodSAM responder is nearby – they may be on the scene before an ambulance arrives. Further information can be found here: https://www.goodsamapp.org/home